James and Guillaume Boudet, the winemaker for HdV in Napa, California, discuss the differences between the 2018 and 2019 vintages.
"In the long run we'll see which one is is better than the other one," Guillaume says. "I think '18 might be up there, but also '19 has more of this approachable charm almost from the get-go. But '18 was so easy – it was a very compact vintage but we were able to pick everything when we wanted to pick and still be able to retain a lot of freshness and aromas in the wines... so time will tell but definitely '18 is is one of the top three vintages that we've had in in the past 10-15 years, definitely."
They also talk about the 2020 vintage and how the fires affected HdV's operations.